The Rhode Island Supreme Court vacated and remanded a state Superior Court ruling, determining property owner Raymond C. Romeo had properly demanded an appraisal within the time-limit provided in his policy with Allstate.

In a May 3 opinion, Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg concluded Raymond C. Romeo’s demand for appraisal wasn’t time barred, and a lower court’s ruling in 2012 had been made with the understanding that an appraisal of Romeo’s property would occur, despite Allstate’s objects years after it agreed to participate in the evaluation.